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Undercovers-was it good or bad?
Okay, I remember reading last year about this new JJ Abrams show
about spies, and I thought it might be worth a look.
But "Undercovers" didn't take off, and was sadly axed after seven
episodes aired. I didn't get a chance to see it.
So, did anybody here see it? Did they think it was a good or bad show?
Do you think NBC was wrong to cancel "Undercovers", or did they
make the right decision?
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It started off IMO a little too cheeky with seemingly no mythology (it was like watching a 1970's sitcom like Charlie's Angels or Hart to Hart)...However it was stated @ episode 6 that the format was going to change, suggesting Reims and NBC were the one's who suggested to Abrams not to get in too deep like with his other works...2 days later NBC announces there cancellation and the viewer ship seriously went down. I could tell it was starting to change at episode 6 or 7...and the last 2 episodes that aired finally started to really go there, but alas it was too late.
Originally Posted by Residents Fan
IMO it had really good potential. Always had great villains, interesting technology at times, and great cinematography!! My only reservation, besides the show runners not getting to the character depth and mythology sooner, is that Gugu Mbatha-Raw didn't convey to me that she was a former CIA agent. She just didn't display a lot of physical ability and then they gave her lines that showed a lack of experience. However, to her credit, she was the character that was more emotionally concern and was starting to realize that her past may have something to do with their re induction back into the CIA. The rest of the cast was fun: Kojoe was perfectly convincing, Shaw was hysterical, Hoyt you learn to love, Nash was fun, Lizzie was interesting and entertaining, and then there is J. Kelvin whom well you could only guess that his character and role might lead us down a dark path (because of possible relationship the former LOST actor who plays him might have had--he might have been cast because it's a similar role).
I think the show kept getting better every episode and if they could have just ordered 6 more episodes and actually would have shown the final 2 episodes, I think it could have been something really worth watching. It probably would have made it.
I think if you can get beyond the over done comical aspect of them trying too hard in the beginning to sell you something, then I think you could like it. But it is no way in measurement to most other Abrams works in terms of character drive and mythology...it just was too late by the time it got there.
Last edited by TheOtherMe; 04-02-2011 at 11:07 AM.